DomesDay 2016: We Came, We Saw, We Smashed!

Ten teams from seven different schools came to MS&T this year to compete in the 3rd annual ASM Geodesic Dome Design Competition, "DomesDay." Virginia Tech's VT 3D Print Team won first place with $1,000. Coming in second was Virginia Tech's VT Metals team, which won $750. Third place, with $500, went to Aedificator from Arizona State University. 

Each team built their own geodesic dome and was judged across three different categories: an elevator speech, aesthetics, and mechanical strength. The last of which saw the dome being compression tested in front of an audience on the convention floor. Be sure to check out the photo gallery below. 

We would like to thank all of our competitors!

Established in 2014 by the ASM Student Board Members, DomesDay is intended to familiarize Material Advantage students with a piece of ASM culture, the Dome, by involving them in a design and materials selection competition.

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DomesDay 2016 Photo Gallery

July 19, 2016
Uploaded by Kelly Sukol